At the library
Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, email@example.com, amherstlibrary.org.
BOOK SALE AND 3-D PRINTING DEMO
The Friends of the Amherst Town Library will host their annual summer book sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4 at the Amherst Village Town Green. This year, the book sale will be coupled with live demonstrations of the library’s brand-new 3-D printer – a must see. A special artwork raffle will also be featured. Join the "Friends" on the Amherst Village Green to secure summer reads for the whole family. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Amherst Town Library. Information: search Facebook for "Friends of the Amherst Town Library."
HARRIET TUBMAN’S CIVIL WAR
The Amherst Town Library presents the living history performance of Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti portraying Harriet Tubman in "I Can’t Die But Once – Harriet Tubman’s Civil War" at 7 p.m. July 9 in the Main Reading Room. This program is made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is the second program of the adult summer series at the library called "Minds Wide Awake." Quezaire-Presutti’s characterization of Tubman is a well-researched biography about the remarkable life of an enduring warrior. As Tubman, she weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage and determination in the quagmire of racial exploitation. Free. Registration required.
‘A NIGHT OF OLD-TIME STRING MUSIC AND SONG’
The Amherst Town Library invites you to "A Night of Old-Time String Music and Song," at 7 p.m. July 15 in the Main Reading Room. In this third program of the adult summer series at the library called "Minds Wide Awake," live music is brought to us by Sarah Jane Nelson and Woody Pringle. Multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jane Nelson loves nothing more than to fiddle and sing and she will be joining musical forces with instrumentalist Woody Pringle to present a concert of Appalachian string music and song. This event and all programs in the summer long series Minds Wide Awake are free and open to the public. However, registration is required for each program. Other upcoming programs for adults in the "Minds Wide Awake" series include: "Iran: Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution" at 7 p.m. July 22; "Hiking the John Muir Trail" at 7 p.m. July 29; and, "Mindful Eating with Chef Liz Barbour" at 6:30 p.m. July 30.
COOKBOOK BOOK CLUB
The Friends of the Amherst Town Library Cookbook Book Club offers its members an opportunity to enjoy good food, stellar company and inspiration for better cooking. Each month, members pick a new cookbook or cookbook theme to try. Club members will each select a recipe to prepare and bring to the meeting to share (stove and oven available for warming your recipe.) Then members will review the cookbook(s) used. New members are welcome and encouraged. You do not need to be a member of the Friends of the Amherst Town Library to join. For information or to sign up: Kim Ayers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 249-9108.
J.A. Tarbell Library, 136 Forest Road, 654-6790, jatarbelllibrary.org.
The library is open noon-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The library will be closed on the July 4.
RESCHEDULED LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING
The library trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. (Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.)
Marcy Stanton will return with a presentation on composting at 7 p.m. July 7. Stanton is the UNH Cooperative Extension master gardener coordinator. Attendees are invited to prepare a mini-composting experiment a few days before the class by adding a bit of soil and some chopped up food waste to a sealable plastic bag. We will use a microscope to look at what is growing in your bag! Registration required.
SUMMER IDEAS AT THE LIBRARY
With summer approaching, remember the museum reimbursement plan, online e-books and audiobooks; the telescope can be borrowed; and HeritageQuest Online as well as Ancestry Library Edition are available.
ARTS, CRAFT AND COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY
The library is inviting people to show their artwork, quilts, crafts and collection at the library. This summer we will install a lock on the display cabinet in the community room to secure any collection. We will display for six to 12 weeks. Details of quilts this quarter and paintings the next or seasonal themes of various media are being ironed out. We plan on having an opening with the start of the display. Please contact the library if you are interested in sharing your treasures.
Postcards From Pluto: NASA’s New Horizon will fly by Pluto July 14. We plan on getting together to see the Actual photos when they are available. Date to be determined.
Books for sale in the basement Mondays and Wednesdays during library hours. Museum reimbursements are available. The library telescope is available to patrons over age 18. Knitting and Crafts meet at 1 p.m. Fridays in the community room. Contact the library if you’re are interested in an evening group. The Heritage Commission meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. The library board meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. The Talespinners, a group of women writers more interested in improving their techniques in all types of writing than in publishing, meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the community room. New members welcome. The Wilton-Lyndeborough Significant Trees Group identifies and records all memorial trees or otherwise significant trees in Wilton and Lyndeborough. It meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., 249-0645, email@example.com, wadleighlibrary.org. Registration required for all programs.
The library will be closed on July 3-4 for the Independence Day holiday. We are also closed Sundays through Labor Day weekend.
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
The History Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 15 to discuss "The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington" by Jennet Conant. Newcomers welcome. Copies of book available at Main Desk.
‘ESCAPE THE ORDINARY’
Our Adult Summer Reading program runs through Aug. 12. This summer’s challenge is to "Escape the Ordinary" by exploring heroes, superheroes, and extraordinary people, places and activities. Who we define as a hero depends on who we are and how we see the world. Challenge yourself to read books you wouldn’t normally read. Sign up at the main desk and fill out a raffle ticket to win a prize.
ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS
Ongoing adult programs at the Wadleigh Memorial Library include a Spanish Conversation Group (Tuesdays); the Knit 1, Crochet 2 group (1st and 3rd Mondays); Social Networking 101 (Wednesdays); and e-book services. Contact the library for details.
BUILDING MARBLE ROLLER COASTERS
What’s the science behind those roller-coaster loops? We’ll be building mini roller coasters for marbles to see if we can make a marble go fast enough to travel upside down through a loop without falling. All materials provided. Held 3-4 p.m. July 9.
PAINTING WITH THE SPEED OF LIGHT
Create cool art with light using a smartphone or tablet and an app. We will have three iPads for use, or bring your own device. Held 3-4 p.m. July 16.
TEEN COMMUNITY HEROES
On July 20 at 2:30 p.m., we’ll be making a blanket for Project Linus, a national charity organization that donates blankets to children in hospitals, shelters and social service agencies. Our project will involve crocheting granny squares to form an afghan. If you already know how to crochet, great! If not, we will teach you. Help make a difference and be a community hero. For grades 6-12. Donations of yarn and any size crochet needles would be much appreciated.
ONGOING TEEN PROGRAMS
Ongoing Teens & Tweens programs include a Pizza & Pages Book Club (grades 5 and up); a Dr. Who Fan Club; Teen Craft Thursdays; Geeks R Us Anime Club; Teen Gaming: Wii Wednesday; the Teen Advisory Group; Young Adult Writers’ Group. Contact the library for details.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
If you have registered for any children’s program and are unable to attend, please let the library know as soon as possible so they can free up the space for another child.
ART WITH KRISTINE BROCK
Learn all about comics during this art class, held 1-2 p.m. July 6. Registration required. For ages 8 and older.
LINDSAY AND HER PUPPET PALS
We will be treated to an amazing puppet show from 11 a.m.-noon July 8 in the Children’s Room. Registration required. For children entering grade 5 and younger.
LADYBUG GIRL PARTY
Join us from 1-2 p.m. July 13 as we explore the wonderful world of Ladybug Girl; sipping tea with buttercup fairies in the secret garden, canoeing over the underwater castle searching for mermaids, picnics and jungle expeditions, finding lost unicorns and discovering fireflies, all concluding with a painted ladybug craft and candles on chocolate cupcakes. Registration required. For children ages 4-7.
JUGGLER BRYSON LANG
Prepare to be amazed by the world-class juggling of Bryson Lang. Seating is first come, first served for this event, held 6-7 p.m. July 15 at the Amato Center, 56 Mont Vernon Road.
From 1-2 p.m. on July 20 we will be listening to some hilarious stories, enjoying amazing music and being dazzled by the drawings of Keith Munslow. Seating is first come, first served. Ages 5 and older.
HEROES OF MYTHOLOGY
Welcome to Camp Halfblood! Come join Katie and Miss Trina from 1-2 p.m. July 22 for a Percy Jackson party. We will be sorting you into cabins, playing games, completing a craft and eating a blue snack or two. Registration required and begins July 8. For students entering grades 3 through 8.
ONGOING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Ongoing children’s programs include a Lego Party; Art Afternoon (grades 2-5); Read to Your Librarian; Mad Science (grades 2-5); Grades 4-5 Book Group; Grades 2-3 Book Group; PAWS to Read (sign up to read to a certified therapy pet); Wadleigh Writer Wednesdays (grades 4-6); Storytime at 10 a.m. Mondays; and Family Storytime at 11 a.m. Fridays.
Baby Lapsit, for newborns to 18 months, meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays. No registration required. Family Storytime with Miss Tanya meets 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays. For ages 6 and younger. No registration required. Storytime in the Park is held 11 a.m.-noon Fridays at Keyes Memorial Field.
Daland Memorial Library, 5 North Main St., 673-7888, dalandlibrary.wordpress.com.
PINS AND NEEDLES
Join Ana Barrett from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month for a night of communal crafting with the Pins and Needles knitting and crafting group. Adults and children 8 and older are welcome.
TAG: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP
Mont Vernon teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group and have their voices heard. Members will be involved in book collection development for the young adult section and teen programming. TAG will meet 6-7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Information: 673-7888.
50 BOOK CHALLENGE
Join the 50 Book Challenge at the library and let us help you reach your goal. Sign up and we’ll track your titles and your progress all year. Hardcover, paperback, e-books and audiobooks count toward your 50. Incentives for every 10 books you read. Readers who complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD. Ages 18 and older. Registration required.
Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library, 7 Forest Road, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org.
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER READING
The Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library has for programs for children and one for adults this summer. School-age kids can make their superhero passport, complete with secret identity, and embark on a mission to create and learn with our "Every Hero Has A Story" program. Opportunities to learn, play and connect are packed into our six-week program for infants, toddlers and teens. Come in or check out our website to see the activities we have going on.
Superhero Training Camp meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 1. Join other superheroes-in-training at our weekly summer reading activity. Children will practice important physical elements of being a superhero, as well as listen to stories and create part of their super persona costume. Registration is required. Ages 4 and older.
Tunes for Tots with Miss Christina meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Join us as we read, dance, sing and play instruments. This program is designed to spark the imagination and foster a love of reading, literature, and music in children up to age.
Discovery Buddies Preschool Stories and Crafts meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 3-5. Team up with your preschooler to read together and enjoy creative activities.
PAWS to Read meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Children can read to Caro, the therapy dog, for 15 minutes. Registration required.
Unmask! Summer Reading Teen Craft meets 2-4 p.m. Thursdays through July 30. There will be materials and a planned craft available, or do something completely new! Check in for what we have coming up, or email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilton Dungeons & Dragons United meets Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. Teens are welcome for this drop in gaming event every week.
Lego Club meets at 3 p.m. Fridays. Come create Lego structures – just bring your imagination. All ages welcome. Parents of children younger than 9 must be present. Lego creations will be on display at the library until the next meeting. No registration required.
AUTHOR SY MONTGOMERY: ‘THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS’
Join international best-selling author Sy Montgomery as she speaks about her experiences researching octopuses in preparation for her newest books, "The Soul of an Octopus" and "Octopus Scientists." Montgomery is winner of the 2009 New England Independent Bookseller’s Association Nonfiction Award, the Henry Bergh Award for Nonfiction (given by the ASPCA for Humane Education) and dozens of other honors. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program, held at 7 p.m. July 7, is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilton Library.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ROOMS
The Historical Society rooms at the library are open Thursdays from 1:30-5 p.m.
ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS
Ongoing programs and events include the Historical Society rooms; computer instruction; e-reader drop-in sessions; the Tuesdays @ 2 Writers Group; Stony Brook Poetry Group; English as a second language; Mango Languages (online language-learning system; a Knitting Group; and Stony Brook Poetry Group.
UNMASK! SUMMER READING TEEN CRAFT
Calling all teens to come participate in craft activities. There will be materials and a planned craft available, or do something completely new! Check in for what we have coming up, or email your ideas to email@example.com. Held 2-4 p.m. Thursdays through July 30.
ONGOING TEEN EVENTS
Wilton Dungeons & Dragons United meets at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Teens are welcome for this drop-in gaming event every week.
SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP
Join other superheroes-in-training at our weekly summer reading activity! Children will practice important physical elements of being a superhero, as well as listen to stories and create part of their super persona costume! Registration is required in order to have plenty of materials for all children! Ages 4 and up. Held at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 1.
ONGOING CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Ongoing children’s events include: Tunes for Tots with Miss Christina at 10 a.m. Tuesdays; Discovery Buddies Preschool Stories and Crafts, 10 a.m. Thursdays; and Lego Club for all ages (parents of children younger than 9 must be present), 3 p.m. Fridays. Time Travelers History Program meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Registration required. The Young Explorers Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays. Science-themed craft and lesson each week. Registration required. PAWS to Read, in which children can read to a certified therapy pet for 15 minutes, is held at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. To register, contact the library.